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of superstorm sandy is moving into western new york and causing trouble as far west as wisconsin but nothing like the damage in the northeast. the death toll this morning is 55, 22 of them in new york city alone. >> 6.8 million utility customers are still without power in 16 states and washington, d.c. in hard hit lower manhattan officials say power will not be fully restored until the weekend at the earliest. however, financial markets will reopen this morning and major airports are also starting to reopen. our correspondents are all along the east coast again this morning reporting on the impact of superstorm sandy. >> we begin with jeff glor along the jersey shore which bore the brunt of sandy's wind and rain. president obama will visit the devastation there later today. jeff is in atlantic city. good morning. >> reporter: charlie, good morning. one situation firefighters are watching this morning is about 70 miles north of here, a fire has broken out and access to a bridge is limited or completely unavailable which could make fighting that fire difficult. overall here in new jersey two-t
. >> thank you. norah? >>> for four days during superstorm sandy, president obama and mitt romney took it easy on each other, but on thursday they were back on the attack. >> this is no time for small measures. this is time for real change. when i'm elected president on day one we'll bring real change to america. >> he's saying he's the candidate of change. well, let me tell you, wisconsin, we know what change looks like. and what the governor's offering sure ain't change. >> former white house press secretary robert gibbs is a senior adviser to the obama campaign and join us this morning. good morning, robert. >> good morning, norah, how are you? >> good, good. we have a jobs report coming up today. the unemployment number could tick up. doesn't that reinforce mitt romney's position that obama's record on the economy has been a failure? >> no, look, i think what we expect to see is continued movement forward. 32nd month of positive, private sector job growth adding to the 5 million jobs that's been created as a result of those positive months. look, we're not where we all want to end
on the first day of trading since superstorm sandy. stocks were choppy throughout the session. they closed mixed throughout the day. dow closed down 10 points. home depot closed higher on the dow. expected demand of home and construction supplies sent shares up 2%. that makes sense. facebook shares tumbled 4%. a lockup expired on 229 million shares today. another 804 million shares will become unlocked on november 14th. >>> lots of damage to assess. the president just spoke after touring new jersey with governor chris christie today. while super storm sandy continues on its path of destruction the area northeast of pittsburgh is the latest to get hit. leaving close to million pennsylvania residents without power. joining me on the phone in a fox business exclusive is pennsylvania governor. governor, thanks for coming on. i know you're spending the day in philadelphia and looking at power lines and talking to power line workers. what did you see there? >> we're in philadelphia up in northern bucks county talking to people at a shelter. we've seen a lot of areas without electricity. i've gon
of superstorm sandy. the latest estimates coming out. ashley: the trading now but why not monday or tuesday? charlie gasparino working this story for us. we will be here soon to talk about it more. dollars fairing today how the currency is doing against the greenback. the yen and canadian dollar is down. we will be right back. >> 21 minutes past the hour your fox news minute. officials confirmed a florida bomb disposal team was sent to guantanamo navy base in cuba after hurricane sandy turned up what appeared to be a 500 pound bomb. the object which was discovered around and:00 a.m. tuesday was entered. the base posted an all clear notice on its face those page this morning. superstorm sandy claimed the life of an off-duty police officer monday night. nypd says 28-year-old died while assuring seven family members to safety as floodwaters surged into his staten island home. the officer was assigned to the department's first precinct. take a look at this incredible video. sandy shows off her strength as she ripped this tree out of the ground. this happened on the north shore of long island at
here on nbr! >> tom: hurricane sandy is now super-storm sandy as it clashes with another weather system, bringing wind, rain, and snow to parts of the mid-atlantic and northeastern u.s. she has cut a path of destruction, flooding, and massive power outages as the death toll from the storm stands at 17 across seven states. even as sandy makes her way to canada, the destruction is devastating. high winds pushed the atlantic ocean up and over seawalls, flooding entire neighborhoods. the wind and water teamed up to cut power to millions of people along the eastern seaboard. the storm surge even continued today as sandy tracked through western pennsylvania and new york state. the storm has affected an estimated one out of every five americans, bringing some business to a standstill over flooding, closed airports, and no public transportation. while rescue efforts continue tonight, early damage estimates are still rough, running between $10 billion and $20 billion, according to eqecat. hurricane irene did $10 billion damage 14 months ago. >> susie: wall street was closed again today for the s
is always a scenic spot but superstorm sandy has turned the river near the national historic battlefield into an attraction. >> it's incredible that something like a storm like that can dump this much water off that -- that fast. is amazing. >> it's just rushing through. and coming dangerously close to the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: the monocacy river continued to swell through the afternoon cresting at 21 feet. >> it's really rare for us totable see water -- to actually see water. >> reporter: into chris' backyard, they watched as trees disappeared from view trying to measure the flood. >> this is my very first hurricane and i don't know how the river is going to react. >> reporter: or how people are react to the will be will react to the -- will react to the extreme conditions. too much for two men attempting to use that raft to float down these flooded fields. frederick county fire and walkersville volunteer crews used a tower truck and a boat to rescue them. barbara hubbard says even the dogs were ready to venture out to see the damage. >> they got cabin fever too. [ laughter
>>> sandy's wake. the superstorm leaves behind a trail of destruction, killing people, destroying communities and plunging millions into darkness. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones. >> never thought i would see what i saw today ever. >> and the storm keeps churning while the worst may be over for the east coast, sandy delivers wind, rain and snow to inland areas. >>> it was a surprise. we thought it was just going to rain. >> and thoughts turn to cleaning up after the historic storm. the true power of sandy comes into focus. >> oh, my god. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 31, 2012. >>> good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. the devastation from superstorm sandy has millions along the east coast wondering when and if their lives will return to normal. >> president obama travels to new jersey to see the destruction firsthand. the mega storm killed 51 people many by falling trees. at one point 8.5 million homes and businesses in 17 states were without power. more than 18,100 flights have been cancelled s
. >>> superstorm sandy is leaving her mark on more than a dozen states with one of her biggest impacts come coming to the biggest city in the u.s. >> the new york city area hit with flooding and damaging winds and massive blaze also last night. and take a look at these dramatic pictures, a raging fire related to the storm destroyed at least 50 homes in queens, new york. this is in the beachtown of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. the fire started around 11:00 last night, and it went to six alarms. a real disaster there coming out of the storm. >> at the height of the storm last night, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after power and flooding became a problem. and back-up generators failed. the evacuations included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care center. they were carried down flights of stairs still on battery powered respirators. >>> surging water from sandy flooded several bus garages and tunnels in the city. the transit chore chairman says in the 108 years, it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night. >> battery park
the lower east side of manhattan. this morning, superstorm sandy, as she is called, has been continuing to rain havoc on the east coast. certainly happened here in new york city. today there are rescues under way. thousands of people in danger, potentially, in three towns in bergen county, new jersey, after a levee break there. right now an enormous fire is burning in the queens section of new york. 50 homes have destroyed. a transformer explosion to tell you about. ripped through the night as people described a powerful explosion, very loud. look at those pictures. update you on what happened at that con ed plant. 260 patients including babies from the nicu evacuated from a major hospital in new york city. historic record-breaking flooding consuming manhattan and parts of the northeast, as well. homes are under water and more than 6 million people are in the dark this morning. transportation is at a standstill. could be days before things get back to normal. cnn is covering the aftermath of the storm, and superstorm sandy's next path, like no other network can. it is tuesday, october 3
's death from superstorm sandy happened on staten island. homeland secretary janet napolitano is going there today, where people say they're suffering and not getting enough help. anna werner, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. as you stand on this street in staten island you can clearly see the path of destruction wrought by hurricane sandy. cars picked up and tossed like toys. that continues throughout the neighborho neighborhood. many residents say they feel ignored. some residents of staten island have started calling it the forgotten burrough. across storm-ravaged staten island, frustrations are mounting. >> we're going to die! we're going to freeze! we've got 90-year-old people. >> reporter: residents are outraged, claiming their community has been ignored in the days following sandy while aid pours in to other parts of new york and new jersey. >> they don't talk about them that much. a lot of people here are hurting much it's upsetting. >> reporter: power is out. hundreds of homes have been destroyed and dozens of streets are impassable. still, the city is planning to go a
. five days after superstorm sandy, new york governor andrew cuomo said temporary fuel trucks will be deployed around the new york city area to alleviate the gas shortages. drivers will be able to fill up directly from the tankers. new yorkers can also get around the city a little easier now as well. >> 80% of the subway service has been restored. that is under literally, under one week, 80% of the subway service has been restored from what was horrendous damage. >> across the river in new jersey, there is gas rationing in 12 counties in an effort to cut don on wait times there. people have been waiting there in long lines for hours to gas up cars and get fuel for their generators. >> our jim clancy is in long beach, new jersey, which is on the jersey shore. it's very windy, and that cold front that is apparently going to move in this weekend, jim, give me an idea of what's happening there in terms of people trying to recover, pick up the pieces, move on, what? >> there's a major push going on long beach island today. they have brought in scores of heavy pieces of heavy equipm
of superstorm sandy has left us with some lingering rain and chilly temperatures. >> but the storm's final punch will come in area rivers. more on the flooding threat coming up. >> on the southbound side of i- 270, no issues to report other than the volume coming down from frederick past father hurley and down to the point where the lanes divide. 355 is incident free as well. we'll be back with more news, weather and traffic. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. >>> hello and welcome back to 9news now. i'm andrea roane. >>> i'm matt jablow in this morning for mike hydeck. we want to start this half-hour with a quick check of our current power outages. pepco is down to less than 1500 customers without electricity. about half of them are in montgomery county. dominion virginia is reporting more than 20,000 northern virginia customers waiting to get their lights back on. bge has more than 86,000 customers without power. most of those are in or north of baltimore. >>> we're running school delays and closings on our website wusa9.com as well as at the bottom of your screen. thank you for joining
on the latest on superstorm sandy. charlie: people are dead across seven states, more than seven million without power. three public transportation and homes are flooded. we will talk to governor of pennsylvania tom corbett about the impact on his state and recovery efforts. ashley: stock market closed for a second day because of the storm. first-time weather has caused that to happen since 1880. the new york stock exchange and nasdaq announcing they will be open tomorrow for regular trading operations. more on that coming up. melissa: one week until election day how will the northeast impact boating? neil cavuto will join us later in the hour. breaking news. hurricane sandy. you want to tell us where we are going? let's go to robert gray who is standing by in new york with more on this. robert: thanks very much. fluid situation out here, but we grab colonel paul owen with the u.s. army corps of engineers. thanks for joining us on fox business. talked to was a little bit about the situation. you are surveying lower manhattan and had a look around more of the city before we grab you here. how is
delays on inbound 95. >>> in some places, complete devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. this morning the storm is being blamed for 50 deaths along the east coast and nearly 7 million homes and businesses remain without power. >> one of the hardest hit areas, hoboken, new jersey. sandy flooded about half of that town. the national guard arrived last night to rescue thousands of people stuck in their homes and apartments and delivered supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and
superstorm sandy we have an expert here to guide you through the dos and don'ts to get you help the -- help you get the help that you need. we'll be back.  >>> the buzz of chainsaws may become common background noise in the next couple of days and for these folks in falls church they were pretty useful to help break up a tree that fell onto their house. after sandy, many homeowners were left with a leaky roof, a flooded basement and other damage that could mean a call to their insurance act and so now that -- agent and so now that sandy is gone what do you do? to help saw call for action consumer advocate shirley rooker who has been helping consumers in the area for decades now and she's going to help you now. >> but i'm not coming out with a chainsaw. >> no. no. no. thank you. thank you thank you. all right let's talk about first what you should do if you've got a leaky roof. we have some bullet points to put up on the screen. identify the source, we need to check our gutters and then contact the insurance agent. >> yes, you need to know the source first to know where the problem is. you
superstorm sandy has helped him make up his mind. rally inent obama's colorado in 2008, a young adoring crowd. >> are you fired up? [cheers] >> the placards or different, but the change is still on the agenda. it is just that change takes time, he says. >> you know where i stand and you know i'm willing to make tough decisions even when they are not politically convenient. [cheers and applause] >> the looked like he was enjoying himself, which was not always the case in this campaign. people wondered after he still had a fight in him, after his first debate. he also had good reason to smile. the unexpected backing of new york mayor michael bloomberg, out from managing the city's response to hurricane sandy to endorse president obama. he was not un critical of the president, but he link to the hurricane to climate change and said that the storm has brought tuesday's election into focus. he says president obama has taken major steps to reduce oour and consumption over the past four years. now, mitt romney has a history of tackling climate change. he signed a cap-and-trade plan as governor of ma
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
department after superstorm sandy hits. the man was lying on his roof when an officer in a basket was lowered to the roof and pulled him up. you can see that it's just absolutely amazing. of course a lot of this kind of stuff going on. now, one forecast firm is predicting that superstorm sandy could cost 20 billion dollars in property damage in the united states. joining us now, the president of forensic weather consultant. howard, this is obviously just the beginning, isn't it? >> this is just the beginning. you know, i know for a fact from talking to some friends of mine, that searchs and rescues are still -- that searches and rescues are still underway, making sure there are no victims left in the houses. we have a lot of emergency personnel there. then we can start to pick up the pieces. storm surge is only about 1 to 3 feet. it's still in the homes right now in parts of suffolk county and we have until about 12:00 noon today before high tide starts to go out. that's the good news. that's when the weather will start receding and some of these homes could be pumped out but not before the d
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for victims of superstorm sandy. they walked through one of the hardest hit neighborhoods and visited a shelter. the federal communications you're going to be ok. he sprang into action immediately to help get us those things. it has been a great working relationship. >> president obama said his top priority is to get car restored. the federal communications commission says wireless service is improving in the aftermath of hurricane sandy. but serious outages remain in hard-hit areas like new jersey and new york. where cell phone users crowded around power strips yesterday to charge their phones. sandy's blow to mobile phone sites from virgina to massachusetts gives fresh impetus for federal requirements that wireless networks have backup power systems. phone companies went to court and blocked backup power rules proposed after hurricane katrina. a fomer f-c-c executive tells bloomberg news, sandy may get washington moving on this again. the new c-e-o of chicago public schools has exactly one month, by law, to announce which schools will be shut-down or consolidated. the city has 6
by superstorm sandy. new jersey and new york, hit hardest by this storm. >> here's what we know right now. at least 51 dead, at least 2 missing. the national guard, pouring into destroyed and devastated areas. more than 6.8 million homes and businesses out of power right now. >> and we've seen so many astonishing pictures coming from the storms. look at that right there. hoboken, new jersey. those are new york taxis, yellow taxis, all underwater right now. they would normally be racing through the streets of new york. you can't go downtown in new york right now. they are underwater. >> it's unbelievable. and now, for the first time, our cameras are up close in the burned-out coastal town of breezy point. look at that. it looks like a moonscape. a war zone. 111 homes burned to the ground. >> that's hard to believe. seeing that, it's hard to believe. >> an entire community wiped out. >>> sam is leading our coverage from the very start. he's in lower manhattan. we want to go right away to wabc's john delgiorno. he's flying right now over the coastal town of bricktown, new jersey. john, i kno
of superstorm sandy moving westward through pennsylvania, ohio, west virginia. fox's meteorologist janice dean who hasn't slept in days joining me now with the latest forecast. janice? >> i'm doing okay. my family, everyone is doing okay. that's the main thing and we hope that folks across the eastern seaboard are doing better this mooning. of course this is a storm that's affected millions of people. it is moving westward. we're still going to see the outer bands across new york, philly -- philly and d.c., the worst of the storm has moved westward. even 70 miles-per-hour gusts along the great lakes. that's pretty impressive. that's how wide a storm we're talking about and blizzard warnings, if you can believe it, blizzard warnings across portions of west virginia into kentucky, if you can believe it. peak wind gusts that we saw overnight last night, 90 miles-per-hour in islip. 89 in surf city. this was a massive event, really one we have not seen across the northeast. certainly a record breaker. wind gusts, to show you the massiveness of this storm, the low pressure moving into candy -- cana
for illinois, kentucky and tennessee. superstorm sandy could cost $20 million in property damage. already that is $5 billion more than hurricane irene. guaranteed that number goes up and 10 to $30 billion more in lost business. connell: let's talk about the new york stock exchange, one of the big story today that the exchanges back at it and open for the first time since hurricane sandy. close on monday and tuesday and early this morning nicole petallides had the chance to speak with c e o duncan neiderauer and asked if they could have opened the stock exchange earlier than today. >> we could have. it would have been irresponsible in light of what we know. we could have operated electronically and what the industry clearly told us on sunday was please don't open electronically because we have to put a lot of our people in harm's way so let's not do that. do i wish we came to a decision earlier? sure. but we all made the right decision. it would have been irresponsible and dangerous to be open monday and tuesday. dagen: coming up on quarter past the hour and want to do stocks now and every
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closed due to superstorm sandy, soho, 14th street and grand central station. in asia, we were talking about in the last hour they're not selling those things as fast as they thought. aig swinging to a third quarter profit, beating forecasts after posting a nearly $4 billion net loss a year ago. the company saw improvements across all of its insurance businesses. the ceo telling maria bartiromo it's too early to estimate the financial impact of the storm. >> the coast guard opening the port of new york and new jersey on restricted basis allowing the backlog of barges containing relief supplies and oil. kelly, this week or next week, if i can get home today i can hold out 'til next week maybe. will it be okay? >> reporter: joe i think you'll see some incremental relief but you may still find yourself in a fuel line and i think it could be a week to two before we feel real wide seed relief. you can see the port of new york and new jersey behind me, sunrise coming up in a few minutes and it should see a little bit more action this morning, based on a coast guard lifting of the ban on boat
to superstorm sandy's iraq? joining us is julius. talk about your stock in just a moment. you are anxious because you had great numbers but the storm. any of your restaurants report any damage due to the storm? >> too early to tell. as of yesterday we had 450 restaurants that were closed. today we are down to just under 200 restaurants. first and most important thing is the safety of our employees and our guests but as we reopen the there's pent up demand because there isn't much in the area that is open. dave: they are reopening and the key question is how you get the supplies in. >> it depends on where you are, whether trucks can get in or there's electricity but when those things meat and it is possible and certainly the safety of our employees is utmost but if they can all come together we are reopening and reopening to incredible crowds of people because in many cases we may be the only thing in town open or people are getting a good hot meal that don't have electricity at their home. dave: does the company try to help them out as best he can and if so how? >> a couple different thin
people without power and eight shelters are open for folks who need them. superstorm sandy is leaving this tanker strand on nornlings staten island. look at the picture. it looks like something out of a movie. the massive storm ripping this 180-foot ship a mile from its moorings is something to behold. luckily it was not carrying any oil at the time. but the storm destroying many waterfront businesses in the area. we got there is video of people being evacuated from the flooding in the town of little river, new jersey. countless streets buried unsheets of water. widespread power outages reported. governor christie saying the devastation to the jersey shore is unthinkable and could take weeks to clean up. the director of emergency management is joining us. how bad is it? >> i think the governor's remarks are on point. it is unthinkable. megyn: what is the worst? the flooding? >> the storm surge that contributed to the flooding. mainly along the entire eastern portion of the state. and we have seen flooding in this storm where we have not seen it in many, many, many years. megyn: talk t
york and new jersey are not the on states bracing for this dangerous superstorm. sandy to could have a devastating frequent the east coast to the great lakes. for more on the path meteorologist janice dean. >> reporter: we just got the latest advisory. the storm has sped up. moving northwest at 28 miles an hour. that will put the center of the storm which is still a hurricane, 90-mile-per-hour sustained winds on the jersey coastline by around 6:00 p.m. so the actual center of the storm making landfall around 6:00 p.m. along the jersey shore but we are feeling the effects of the storm well south and north of it. you can see the eye coming close so it many moving quickly and we are going to see landfall of the tropical system within the next couple hours. we are talking about hybrid storms and perhaps an extra tropical storm. but i belief we are seeing a hurricane making landfall in the next several hours. conditions are already deteriorating. we are seeing storm surge at battery park manhattan. that's already higher than irene when it made landfall. on top of that wave of 20-30 feet,
, see how much you could save. >>> let's get an update on the damage from the superstorm sandy. brian shactman joins us from montauk with more. >> reporter: it's a study of contrasts on montauk. to my left it is gorgeous when the sun peeks through and to the shore there's a hen-foot drop to my left and there was no ten-foot drop yesterday and there's an incredible amount of beach damage. you can see the whole beachfront is destroyed. that was a bar and grill that has never seen damage like that. it is absolutely gone and you walk all the way up the shoreline and you see the same thing. they do think on the north shore, believe it or not, there's more damage because of the storm surge onisland sound. i talked to bill wilkinson the town supervisor, a retired disney executive who decided to run east hampton and he said the local fishermen told him they have never in their whole lives seen as much water come in as came in yesterday, so it's a big contrast. we have a beautiful ocean, a destroyed coastline on the south shore. on the north shore they're trying to assess the water damage. the
superstorm sandy left 16 dead along the east coast. millions on the east coast left in the dark this morning. an estimated 7.8 million are believed to be without power and experts say it could be several days before it's restored. a huge fire ripped through breezy points in queens destroying 50 homes in one of the most remote neighborhoods. new york city subways remain closed after water poured into the subway systems and tunnels around manhattan. an mta spokesperson called it the worst damage to the subway system in its 108-year history. >>> the storm collapsed a construction crane in manhattan. robert frank is in new york on the scene with the latest. robert? >> reporter: there is some new information. i spoke to the fire chief who came out of the big meeting with the building developer, the engineer, the crane op rater and he said they're at the mercy of the weather. they cannot do anything including inspecting the crane until the winds up there die down to less than 35 miles an hour. let's take a look and i'll tell you the latest plan for d dismantling this crane over midtown manhattan t
back to normal today after superstorm sandy forced the new york stock exchange and the nasdaq to wait out the storm and stay close from the last two days. if investors areomin back today, they may be wondering whether there's going to be extra volatility. ira harris joins us right now from the cme group in chicago. what's the sense you get? i've actually been surprised by how orderly all of this has been to date. >> it has been orderly, but i think that's because we've been taking our reads off of the european markets, which have held up pretty well. better than well. and where we are positioned when the storm hit -- well, let me say my deepest sympathies for everybody out on the east coast who has to deal with this. especially, joe, ken langone who was sick in the hospital with pneumonia. >> oh, i didn't know that. >> but let's go with the stocks. we're at such critical junctures here. it's an amazing thing, when i was going through my work the last couple days, to see the convergence of 200 moving day averages. it's a mean reversion. so we are coming back to an interesting stop poin
. the east coast takes a direct hit from sandy. >> the deadly superstorm, knocking out power to millions. crippling new york city with a wall of water and a massive power outage. >> overnight, hospitals evacuated. a damaged crane dangling 90 stories up. what a long night it's been. and daylight will reveal so much more. a special edition of "america this morning," the perfect storm, begins right now. >>> and good morning, everyone. we begin straight away this morning with the very latest on sandy. a historic storm in so many ways. more than a dozen deaths are being blamed on sandy right now. and that number is likely to rise. >> some 5 million people are without power so far, from all along the eastern seaboard. even into the midwest. today, also, stock markets will be closed again for a second-straight day. a continuation of their first unplanned shutdown since the 9/11 attacks. >>> and at this hour, there is breaking news from queens, new york, where as many as 50 homes have been destroyed by fire. the heavy winds are making it extremely difficult to battle the flames. nearly 200 firef
bloomberg, citing superstorm sandy. the independent mayor wrote an op-ed for bloomberg.com saying he'll vote for the president because of his record on climate change. and it reads in part this. "the devastation that hurricane sandy brought to new york city and much of the northeast brought the stakes of tuesday's presidential election into sharp relief. one sees climate change as an urgent problem that threatens our planet. one does not. i want our president to place scientific evidence and risk management above electoral politics." again mayor bloomberg on the edge of issues that really affect this country that people don't take seriously and then they find out too late. an endorsement, of course, from mayor michael bloomberg for president obama. that's great, right? >> it is a fine endorsement. jon meacham, you're an historian. have you heard of an endorsement of a candidate that goes on to read this way? if the 1994 or 2003 version of mitt romney were running for president, i may well have voted for him. because like so many other independents, i have found the past four years to be, in
with an extreme weather alert. superstorm sandy prompting warnings in governors up and down the east coast. >> the state of emergency was declared this morning in anticipation of hurricane sandy, i signed that around eleven o'clock this morning and expected to be severe and potentially devastating storm. >> alisyn: that's not the only weather concern, residents in hawaii are on alert after a tsunami warning was issue there. and all the things, we'll have a live update for you. >> meanwhile, in politics, a big boost this morning for mitt romney, the republican candidate for president snagging an endorsement for the des moines register, in iowa. and something that the paper hasn't done in 40 years, we'll explain it coming up. >> plus calls for help denied in benghazi and we don't have any answers. >> a former cia operative says the lack of a response is a disgrace, we'll hear from him coming up. "fox & friends" hour two starts right now. ♪ >> all right. good morning, everybody. let's get right to the top story, hurricane sandy is barreling toward the east coast, and 60 million people from
to the superstorm that is threatening the entear east coast. hurricane sandy is already responsible for at least 60 deaths. right now, churning off the coast of north carolina and the northeast is bracing for a huge impact. our live team coverage starts with chief meteorologistist rick reichmuth in our fox extreme weather center and anna live on long island. we start with rick. >> very incredible storm and fromminging storm. it will be under the influence of two different features. one is hurricane sandy. still the warm water below and still potentially strengthening from that. off towards the west a front moving in and this hurricane is stuck between high pressure off to the east and this front. that colder air is sunday this warmer air is going to rapidly strengthen the storm as we move forward over the next 2436 hours. it will also change it from a hurricane to a different type of a storm leak a nor'easter. just because we are not talking about hurricane eventual hly do not let it get your guard down and think it will not be a big storm. it will likely be the most significant storm we have dealt
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